The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Background NoteCOVID-19 and the socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Ghana
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry...COVID-19 economic impact Ghana
BlogTemporary shock or lasting poverty trap?: COVID-19 in South Africa
South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations are likely to have a devastating impact on the incomes of workers and their dependents . Already disadvantaged groups will suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects...COVID-19 Poverty traps
BlogArtificial intelligence vs. COVID-19 in developing countries: Priorities and trade-offs
The rush to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fight against the pandemic may be an opportunity for developing countries to accelerate the digitalization of their economies...COVID-19 artificial intelligence Public health
Working PaperCOVID-19: mortality, future years lost, and demographic structure: Italy and Kenya compared
COVID-19 causes extremely high mortality among the old...age structure COVID-19 future years lost
Background NoteArtificial intelligence versus COVID-19 in developing countries: Priorities and trade-offs
In this note, I will refer to current efforts to harness artificial intelligence (AI) in the push back against COVID-19, note its promises, limitations, potential pitfalls, and identify priorities for developing countries...artificial intelligence COVID-19 Developing countries
BlogAn unprecedented threat requires unprecedented leadership: What is needed from global powers
COVID-19 is the greatest global threat the world has faced since the Second World War...COVID-19 Leadership charasteristics Global cooperation
BlogMigrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic
Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families and contribute more broadly to the economies of both their home and host countries...COVID-19 Migration Global health
BlogHow Africa can fight the pandemic
The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...COVID-19 pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
BlogHow do we live with corona?
People who live through extreme events are, often deeply, altered by the experiences they have. Even when those experiences take place predominantly in the physical realm, they are also events of consciousness...COVID-19
BlogAge composition of population and Covid-19
The novel Covid-19 is affecting the advanced countries in the Western Hemisphere disproportionately more than developing countries...COVID-19 Population
BlogTo die from hunger or the virus: An all too real dilemma for the poor in India (and elsewhere)
On March 24, in a speech to the nation, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, announced a 21-day lockdown. With only four hours’ notice, 1.3 billion people were expected to stay at home and not venture out for three weeks...informal work Informality COVID-19
BlogWill COVID-19 lead to half a billion more people living in poverty in developing countries?
The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’ , noting how overlooked the impact on poorer countries has been...COVID-19 poverty and consumption
Working PaperEstimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
Background NoteCOVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya
The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...COVID-19 pandemic Africa
Background NoteCOVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of South Africa
What has the government of South Africa done with respect to COVID-19 measures of mitigation and suppression? The first COVID-19 positive case was confirmed on 5 March 2020...COVID-19 South Africa government action
Background NoteCOVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Asia: The case of India
Several countries have enacted lockdown measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect their health systems and reduce the number of mortalities...COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures